The pool play stage of CWL Anaheim has come to an end with eight teams punching their ticket to the Winners Bracket, while the remaining eight are left to battle in the Losers Bracket on Day Two.
Following from CWL Fort Worth and CWL London, CWL Anaheim had a different structure than events in previous years, with the pro and amateur tournaments being completely separate.
All matches in the pool play portion of the pro tournament were held on Friday, June 14, with the Winners and Losers Bracket matches kicking off on Saturday, June 15.
The top two teams from each pool will move into the Winners Bracket, while the bottom two teams will be slotted into the Losers Bracket.
At the end of pool play, here’s how the brackets have shaken out.
* Red denotes elimination from the tournament
Much to the surprise of no one, both 100 Thieves and OpTic Gaming came out the gate firing on all cylinders to push their way to the top of their respective pools. Both teams lost just a single game during their three pool play matches, putting them on right foot heading into the Winners Bracket.
100 Thieves will open the Winners Bracket against Elevate, who made it out of Pool B as the second seed, while OpTic will take on FaZe Clan, who finished second from Pool C.
While Pools A and D were fairly lopsided, Pools B and C brought a bit more competition to the table along with some fairly surprising results.
Many surely had their eyes on FaZe Clan to come out on top in Pool C, but Enigma6 had other plans, picking up a clean 3-0 victory over FaZe to claim the number one seed. As such, Enigma6 will take on Team Heretics, while FaZe will have to go against a red-hot OpTic Gaming.
Pool B was by far the most hotly contested of all, with the seeding coming down to the final match of the night between eUnited and Elevate. The series went the distance, with Elevate coming out ahead to sneak into Winners Bracket.
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